Valerie Montaño, Founder + Artistic Director

Valerie is the very proud Founder and Artistic Director of the Denver Chorale. The Chorale is the realization of a dream she’s held for many years. Her dream began in the fall of 2008. While enjoying her time as assistant director of the Evergreen Chorale, she found herself wondering why there wasn’t a similar small choral ensemble in the Denver area, a community of talented singers who come together to share the joy of singing and creating beautiful music. Not being at all business-oriented, a retired lawyer and a judge helped Valerie to incorporate the Denver Chorale as a nonprofit organization.

By Christmas that year she was recruiting singers by posting flyers on and around the University of Denver campus, in music stores, bookstores, barbershops and restaurants, and posting ads on Craigslist and in the various county newspapers. Surprisingly, her most recent success in getting the word out has been talking with people and putting up flyers in piano and karoke bars. The response has been phenomenal and Valerie constantly amazed and thrilled with the quality and talent of the people who have joined the Chorale.

If you enjoy performing choral music and want to share the enthusiasm and friendship of fellow singers, please contact Valerie to schedule your audition!